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MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics and ESG research, has released the IPD South Africa Annual Property Index, which shows the South African property investment sector delivered an ungeared total return of 11.1% in 2016.

Following extensive industry consultation, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is tightening up requirements for RICS professionals and regulated firms working in the land, property and construction sector, with the publication of a new global professional statement on conflicts of interest.

The young Fieldspace Property Group proves itself as a force to be reckoned with. Having entered their second year as Fieldspace, the team is already showing signs of shaking things up in the property sector, proving that innovation is the name of the game.

SA’s listed property sector continues to feed investor appetite, having raised about R153bn in the past six years.

Liberty Two Degrees successfully listed on the Main Board of the JSE, in the “Diversified REITs” sector, earlier this morning under the abbreviated name: “Liberty2D”, [JSE code: L2D] in a landmark listing for the Liberty Group.

Nearly a third of all South African listed REITS (real estate investment trusts) can be counted among the JSE’s 100 most empowered companies in 2016.

The South African Women in Property Awards Gala Dinner is set for Wednesday, 26th October 2016 at the Monte Casino Ballroom. Partnering with the WPN are dedicated sponsors Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Tsogo Sun. 

The argument has often been made that the reason the SA listed property sector has delivered good returns over time, apart from a declining yield environment, is primarily due to its predictable and growing income stream.

The property and broader built environment sector has an important role to play in Africa’s growth, but it needs to be taken more seriously and prioritised.

I think the industry is in a very healthy state. Looking ahead, I think we’re going to see more global companies coming in.

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